experts on geology and civil structures are searching for
remnants of what is believed to be an ancient city beneath the
historical site of Bistoon in the western province of
“Several mud bricks have been so far excavated near the
historical Bistoon Inscription in the bank of Gamasiab River,
which could indicate the existence of some houses, possibly
ruined by the overflow of the river.
inscription itself points to a fully-developed engineering
culture in the area. The stone cutting workshop, named Farhad
Tarash, also shows that local residents used to use stones
chiseled from Bistoon Mountain,” said Abdolazim Amirshah Karmi,
a structure and geology expert.
Bistoon is a historical site 30km northeastern of Kerman-shah
capital city. Such monuments as Median Temple, relief image and
inscription of Dariush the Great, Hercules’ statue, relief
image of Mehrdad II (The Great) of Parthian dynasty, and a huge
salver named Farhad Tarash all indicate that exploring this site
is of paramount importance.